Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Caesar Augustus Rodney, 31 March 1807

Richmond March 21st. 31 1807.

Honored & Dear Sir,

I received your note enclosing one of Capt. Truxtun’s.

We this day argued the case of Burr before Marshall C.J. who will give an opinion tomorrow. Burr spoke a few minutes after his Counsel had done, & in my humble opinion much to his disadvantage. My impression is, that he will be held to bail for treason, from what fell from the C. justice, immediately after I had closed the argument. I may however be mistaken, but I hope not. Mr Wirt has written that he will cheerfully serve the U.S. as their counsel, so that we shall have three very able men on the trial. I am told by those who are best acquainted with the people here, & well calculated to feel the public pulse that the impression made is very favourable to the government. The concourse of citizens was very great indeed. I am Dear Sir

Yours Most [Sincerely]

C. A. Rodney

DLC: Papers of James Madison.

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